Aikido Summer Day Camps for Children 2021
In this camp, children first become strong and courageous warriors and then they learn to be aikidists – people who help others and protect lives. This year we experienced 5 days full of training, games and Japanese culture inside in the gym and outside in nature.
We move a lot in this camp, but we also do activities related to Japanese culture (Japanese writing, origami, shiatsu massages…) and talk about important human virtues such as perseverance, enthusiasm, courage or friendship.
Basia Heger, the mother of one of the children, wrote us this review after the camp:
“I highly recommend suburban aikido camp!!! Our six-year-old daughter was at a suburban aikido camp for the first time. We were a little worried about how she would like it in the mixed age group. But in the end, she turned out to be a great, inspiring team. The daughter hadn’t talked about anything else all week. I sometimes had the opportunity to look into the hall and I was really moved by how all the coaches approach the children empathetically and with respect. In addition to interesting physical activities, which always took place outside in nice weather, the daughter enjoyed other, perhaps more valuable moments, such as making new friends, a sense of acceptance and security in a group with a few children of foreigners (daughter herself is bilingual). For example, I really liked it when my daughter told me how they did different balance exercises, and then they talked about how balance works in life and why it’s important. I can highly recommend this camp to anyone who is looking for a suitable camp for their branch. So see you again in a year!”
We are also looking forward to the next years.